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Suellen Crouch, Ascension, 2015. Private Collection.
The chains representing the bonds of tyranny are burnt in the flames of rebellion. The flag can be seen rising from the ashes of Colonial oppression into the joyful light of glorious freedom rising above the sadness. The quilt was exhibited in the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka Challenge, and is made from mainly cotton fabrics and is pieced and appliqued. The challenge and exhibition centred around the theme Songs of Freedom - Celebrating Democracy. The theme was inspired by the lyrics of five protest songs which form part of the ‘Power of Numbers’ permanent exhibit at M.A.D.E.